Tiger Woods and his golf course design firm TGR Design have announced their venture into a new experience in the mountains of Utah.
Marcella Club in the Park City-area of Utah is set to be host to the ‘Marcella at Jordanelle Ridge’ course. It marks the first mountain course Woods will design.
The 18-hole championship venue that Woods is creating will be the first half of a 36-hole golfing facility.
‘The course will offer engaging play for every ability. My intent is to create a world-class golf experience to pair with Marcella Club’s vision for modern luxury living.
TGR Design’s website says the club will have ‘unparalleled 360-degree views of the Uinta Mountains, Jordanelle Reservoir, Deer Valley Resort, and the Heber Valley… Marcella Club will have some of the most spectacular views in all of golf.’
The site also says that the course ‘has been routed to take advantage of the incredible long-range vistas while also incorporating contrasting intimate valleys between the ridges to create a truly unique and memorable golf experience.
‘The course will provide a stern test for low handicap golfers, yet also present a fun, family friendly experience to allow individuals of all skill levels to come together and enjoy the course.’
For those who look to play the course, TGR Design gives a greater insight into what will await them.
‘The championship course will feature generous landing areas helping players to keep the ball in play while still challenging players with strategic choices and angles off the tee for the best opportunities to score.
‘The greens will vary in size and contouring to reinforce the tee shot strategy, but with green surrounds mowed tight, players missing the green will be able to use their creativity to make interesting recoveries.
‘The partnership between Marcella Club and Tiger will be the premier golf experience in the Mountain West resulting in a championship course that will fully take advantage of the stunning Utah setting and be strategically designed to be playable for all.’
‘Two key factors for me are being able to work with great partners on great properties. My team has built a superb relationship with our partners on Marcella.
‘That said, I am thrilled about the location of this property. The canvas for my course is one of the most dramatic I’ve ever seen.
‘It has ridgelines with some of the most stunning views in the world, valleys with amazing contours and topography, and groves of trees that allow me to use creativity to bring to life a golf experience that’s something special.’
This marks the ninth course that TGR Design will be building.
In addition to Marcella, TGR has built Bluejack National in Texas, Payne’s Valley in Missouri, The Hay at Pebble Beach in California, a full restoration of the South Shore & Jackson Park Golf Course in Illinois, Jack’s Bay in the Bahamas, and three courses in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.